Phone Fraudster ?

  • Anonymous
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Posted: Sun, 08/02/2009 - 19:31

Warning to those trying to claim on EPS

I was phoned up unexpectedly at my office number around 3 pm UK time during the week of Jan 19th, and informed about the KSF collapse. I am ashamed to say that I knew NOTHING about it before, as the media here in South Africa is taken up with other matters, and my ex-Derbyshire deposit was not intended for regular use. WHO phoned me ? He wanted to know my details, and in my state of shock, I gave them, although fortunately I did not have my ksf account number on me. What now bothers me is how easy it would be for fraudsters to move in on the EPS, having extracted account details from stupid unaware expatriates like myself. The EPS form demands the very details this voice was trying to extract from me –and he was skilful at it, very courteous and prepared to spend some time explaining to me what has happened, and how the EPS system works. But when I emailed EPS office at IOM they replied this voice was not one of them..

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Phone fraud

  • Anonymous
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  • Sun, 08/02/2009 - 20:33

We are frequently told by the banks to beware of e-mail phishing! Now it seems we need to beware of phone phishing as well!

Thanks for the warning - probably the call was fraudulent. Anyone contacted in this way should report the caller identity to the police or fraud division of their local bank, KSF(IoM) and the IoM Treasury.

Fortunately only original forms signed by a depositor are acceptable for the EPS and the payment will only be made to a bank account in the depositor's name.

Possible fradulent phone call

  • ng
  • 11/10/08 31/12/20
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  • Sun, 08/02/2009 - 20:07

That does sound strange - worthy of investigation I think. I've not heard of anybody else receiving a call (indeed, lack of communication is far more typical.) Wait for further ex-Derbyshire folk to comment - anybody else received a phone call?